Tegmen Tympani Cerebrospinal Fluid Leakage Repair: Transmastoid Approach Utilizing Stryker Bone Cement

Daniel Nguyen, Jena Deitrick, William Sessions, Tam Nguyen


Tegmen tympani defects resulting in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage into the middle ear can lead to hearing impairment, seizures, and meningitis. While these defects can be acquired in a variety of ways, they all require prompt surgical intervention. The majority are fixed utilizing a craniotomy through the middle cranial fossa (MCF). We present a case of a tegmen tympani defect successfully repaired by a transmastoid approach utilizing Stryker bone cement in combination with DuraMatrix, and advocate this surgical approach as an effective method for treating similar cases.

J Med Cases. 2018;9(3):96-97
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3009w


Tegmen tympani; Cerebrospinal fluid; Leakage; Middle cranial fossa; Stryker bone cement; DuraMatrix

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